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166  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: WiFi on the road on: May 08, 2012, 09:17:06 am
Thanks for the info on tethering and all the detail.  Sounds like the solution!  Ill be heading to the Verizon store.  A big helpful vote for you.   Smile
167  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need help to diagnose an electrical Problem on: May 08, 2012, 09:11:54 am
One time I had outlets with no power when plugged into shore power.  After exhausting all possibilities, I unplugged and started the generator.  All outlets worked.  Confused!  Turned of the generator and plugged into shore power again.  All outlets still worked.  More confused!  But never happened again.  shrug
168  Main Forum / General Discussion / WiFi on the road on: May 07, 2012, 09:46:15 am
We usually stay at commercial campgrounds so I can access WiFi.  I run three websites for charity organizations, gratis.  One website requires changes several times a week.  I like to read our local newspaper online daily when traveling as well as internet news and financial websites.  Also, internet banking.  Were currently traveling about 90-100 days out the year, usually weeks at a stretch.  We love state/federal campgrounds, but generally avoid them because of lack of internet access.  We have a Verizon cell phone not a smart phone.  My wife has an iPad.

Soif we want MiFi and switch to a smart phone, preferably Verizon, whats the cost for all this?  Do you have to pay the MiFi cost for the months you dont use it?  Does it work in Canada?  Assume cost-wise you cant just stay connected most of the time as Im accustomed to doing?  Interested in what folks are doing without me have to reinvent the wheel just for me.
169  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Knock Knock on: May 03, 2012, 03:48:00 pm joke here.

Weve have had folks ask to look inside our PC quite a few times.  One memorable time was on our Route 66 trip:  I was looking for a Wi-Fi hotspot while traveling through Albuquerque, NM.  We decided on an Arbys in a shopping center with a big Wi-Fi sign out front.  While searching for a signal, we got a knock on the door.  It was a couple who was really wowed with the outside appearance of our PC (a 2900, full body paint, grey).  They said they had never seen anything else like it and asked if they could see inside.  We spent almost an hour with them and gave them a brochure which we always carry with us along with Stewarts card and phone number.  I told them that PC is sold from mostly from the factory with only two other outlets, one in Florida and one right in Albuquerque.  They were very excited and said they were going there right now!  Dont know whatever happened.

Wondering if others have had similar stories to tell
170  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Beautiful 2551 on: May 03, 2012, 02:36:38 pm
I think we should see a pic.  nod
171  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Beautiful 2551 on: May 01, 2012, 08:52:09 am
Yes, the ride with the longer wheelbase is better. I know the turning radius is longer but havent really noticed it. Tows great. We have a Chevy HHR and dont really notice it except when hitting a bump maybe. We have a Brake Buddy to assist in braking, although it rarely comes on with careful driving. Saved our bacon once though: at a Flying J, a four-wheeler came barreling between RVs in the RV parking area; panic stop!

Just got back from a trip to Washington, D.C. Everything went great. Handled the mountains of WV just fine.  Planning a 32 day trip on the Great River Road this fall, Bemidji, MN to New Orleans. Then next spring, 41 days: Pensacola, FL around the Gulf to Key West, up the east coast through St. Augustine, Savannah, Charleston, Ashville ending in Stone Mountain, GA. And then next fall, a 49 day Canadian Maritimes trip: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Labrador.  We love these caravans, and I know we have some envious people traveling with us in their big Class As and triple axel 5th wheels. Grin  It'd be cool to have another PC along.
172  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Beautiful 2551 on: April 27, 2012, 09:19:55 pm
ragoodsp, we have a 3100.  Best floor plan for us after having a 2900. Love the combo sofa and dinette, only one slide, the wall of cabinets behind the passenger seat, room for a recliner, and the extra outside storage compartment under the slide (we keep electric and water hookups there for easy hook up). Youll love it.
173  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Night Table Mod on: April 24, 2012, 10:12:05 am
That looks great.  Heres another idea.  I had shelves added above the beds during construction.  Very handy for glasses, remote, etc.  (Also had reading lights installed pic).  Then added a big-number digital clock at the foot of the passenger side bed with Velcro, running the cord through the TV wire access to the plug in the shirt closet.  My wife and I both like a quick look at the time during the night.
174  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Exterior electrical receptacle on: March 28, 2012, 09:23:08 pm
Here in southwestern Ohio, we had a wind storm about three years ago, 70 mph winds, which had power out for five days over a wide region.  We were the only ones on our block with lights, TV and a working refrigerator.  Just ran an extension cord from the PC and ran the generator a few hours each day, alternating what was plugged into it.

Incidentally, the storm also caused the magnetic corners of the vinyl windshield cover to flap, damaging the paint.  Have never have used that type of cover again.

175  Main Forum / General Discussion / Sprinter vs Ford (was: Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used.) on: March 27, 2012, 10:59:17 am
Also, the 2010 air mattress sofa/bed has a large drawer under it that we find very useful.  We too have the large drawer under our sofa in our 2011 Model 3100. We only have occasional guests but they think the air mattress is good.  Sure wouldn't want to do without the drawer (pic).  Its great for storing the computer, printer, and longer items without having to accessing the storage under the drivers side twin bed. It holds a lot of stuff.
176  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: March 14, 2012, 10:00:40 am
We have the ladder and wouldnt want to be without it. Sometimes staying weeks at a time, it makes for easy cleaning of the roof. The jacks are great.  Not only do they level, but they make it stable very little movement of the coach when moving around inside or when someone enters or leaves via the step.  We have not encountered a problem with antenna.  Never noticed any noise from it when traveling, get good reception, and a great HD picture.  Also, the home theater system is great for volume when the AC is on or in heavy rain when the TV volume is not enough.

And recommend the insulated windows: no sweating (accept the windshield), warmer, quieter.  The only option I might reconsider is getting the swivel drivers seat rather than the power seat, although I do like to raise it as high as it will go when travelling.  The very best decision was no carpet.  The second best was a light over the bathroom sink (pic).  Its pretty much the only light we use in the bathroom.
177  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problem posting a reply on: March 11, 2012, 02:33:28 pm
A solution that has been posted by someone else: I always type my posts/replies in a word processor first then copy and paste.  If its lost trying to post, youve still got the message and its easy to repost. Plus it checks my spelling and typing which desperately need!
178  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hello, just bought a 2002 2550 - suggestions to modernize her on: March 07, 2012, 08:31:40 am
Ron, appreciate the explanation, but for whatever reason, I couldn't get it to work when trying to edit an existing post. Printed it and will try on a new post later.
179  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hello, just bought a 2002 2550 - suggestions to modernize her on: March 05, 2012, 09:07:20 am
Sorry to get off topic again, but Ron, how do you add a hyperlink to a word or group of words?  I manage four websites, but for the life of me, can't make it work here on this forum.  Thanks.   Help
180  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Weather Radio on: March 05, 2012, 09:01:02 am
As for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the official website says peak blossoms are expected to be March 2431 this year.  So we expect there not to be blossom one when we get there. sad Were going to the Adventure Caravans 11 Day Spring Mega Rally - Washington DC:  Weve been to two other Adventure Caravans events and have really been impressed.  Everything is absolutely first class. Talking to folks at the events, they fall all over themselves talking up the other events theyve been to.  You end up doing many things you would have never done on your own, often would have never considered doing or would even know to do.  One person had been to nearly 30 rallies and caravans!  One guy came to visit our PC three times; swore he was headed to Elkhart to visit the factory.  Dont know if he ever did.

But even if we miss the cherry blossoms, we are still anxious to see D.C. again, a place that you cant really see too often.  If you havent been there, go!!  Every American should absolutely see it at least once.

We are also going in the 32 Day Great River Road & Fall Colors Caravan:  It starts in Bemidji, MN where you can step across the Mississippi River and then follows the Mighty Mississippi all the way the other end in New Orleans.  It would be fun to have another PC in the group
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